Set to be showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show, MINI Augmented Vision glasses integrate sci-fi features like x-ray vision, navigation display, parking assistance and image-reading technology
MINI Augmented Vision
English small-car subsidiary of BMW, MINI has produced the concept glasses Augmented Vision. This technology allows the driver to receive relevant information in direct field of vision without concealing objects on the road. Developed in conjunction with Qualcomm Connected Experiences, the super glasses will debut during the Shanghai Auto Show at the end of April 2015.
MINI Augmented Vision eyewear, designed as retro fighter pilots glasses, can elect destination points when outside the vehicle, and then transfer them to the vehicle. With the help of navigation display the driver may calculate the route from the current location to the vehicle or from the vehicle to the final destination. The glasses can project navigation information with arrows onto the roads, as well as showing speed limits and even point out local landmarks.
Additionally MINI Augmented Vision features display of speed limits ensuring that all the information is in the driver’s primary field of view. The super eyewear even has X-Ray View which allows to have virtual access to parts of the car. When parking or making turns, the MINI glasses can stream video from cameras outside the car. With this feature, the driver can “see through” windshield pillars. When parallel parking, the Augmented Vision eyewear can also display a view from the car’s outside mirror allowing the driver to better judge the distance to the curb.
MINI Augmented Vision add some extra features when used in conjunction with smartphone. The wearers will be able to see an icon when they have a new text message, which can be read out in the car.